President Trump said on Monday that it was "as if Iran was responsible for weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil supply, and talked about US military power – but said it wanted to" avoid "the war ,
"It looks like this," the president told reporters in the White House when asked if Iran was responsible. "We will definitely let you know." SAUDI ARABIA OIL ATTACK FROM IRANIAN GROUND, US OFFICIALS SAY
The President said the US would not consider retaliatory measures until it had "final proof". Iran was responsible.
During a meeting Trump spoke with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa about the United States' weapons systems, including fighter jets and missiles. He said the US was "better prepared for conflict" than any other country in history.
"After all, we would certainly like to avoid it," he said about a conflict.
He added, "I do not want to go to war with anyone."
ATTACKS FROM IRON CONNECTION TO SAUDI OIL ATTACHMENT IN SATELLITE IMAGES The world's largest oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia and a large oil field caused major fires on Saturday and accounted for about half of the shipments the world's largest oil exporter an infrastructure in recent weeks, but easily the most damaging. They expressed concern about the global oil supply and could aggravate the tensions in the Persian Gulf in a growing US-Iran crisis over the difficult nuclear deal.
The fires led to an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supply shutdown As Saudi officials said, some of this would be offset against inventory levels. Saudi Aramco, the state oil giant, wanted to provide updated information in the coming days.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Vice President Pence attended a White House National Security Council meeting on Sunday discussing military options Sunday afternoon, Esper said on Twitter that he was in the White House for a lead meeting Ministry of Defense discussed the situation, returned to the Pentagon. Defense Minister said he talked with the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, and Iraqi Defense Minister al-Shammary about the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The US military and our interacting team We are working with our partners to counter this unprecedented attack and to defend Iran's undermined, international-based order, "said Esper." I would like to reiterate that the United States has rejected Iran's attack on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia We condemn all our hearts, and we urge other nations to do the same, "Perry told reporters." This behavior is unacceptable, it is unacceptable and they must be held accountable. "
Lucas Tomlinson and The Fox News Associated Press contributed to this report.